It’s been along time coming, but both of GW’s core game systems have free rules- joining the growing industry trend.
Hello Warhammer 40,000 8th Edition free core rules. GW said they would provide free rules and they did it. They are not alone…
Here’s the free core rules for the following games:
- Warhammer 40,000
- Age of Sigmar
- Star Wars Armada
- Kings of War
I’m sure I missed some, but you get the point.
It’s a great time to be in tabletop gaming and all the big companies are moving into the “give away the rules and charge for the minis” style.
With Privateer just announcing the end of physical books except for new factions, and moving more to digital, it feels like a new era is dawning. We have come a very long way in a short amount of time. It wasn’t that many years ago that 40K and Warhammer Fantasy had ultra thick pricy rulebooks like these:
I’n happy to see the complexity go, and free rules are the way of the future. Still, the traditionalist in me still loves physical copies of games and I hope that they will always be available.
~What is your take on GW finally jumping into the Free Rules part of the industry? What do you think the future of game rules will look like?